1998 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Committee Approved)

View Budget Item
View Budget Item amendments

Medicaid Rates for Nursing Facilities (language only)

Item 335 #9h

Item 335 #9h

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 218, after line 3, insert:
"Q. It is the intent of the General Assembly that Medicaid reimbursement to nursing facilities be sufficient to hire, train, and retain the necessary nursing staff to provide high quality care.  Effective July 1, 1998, the Department of Medical Assistance Services, in cooperation with affected provider groups, shall conduct a study to determine if the Medicaid reimbursement rates are adequate across the state to permit nursing facilities to hire, train, and retain nursing staff sufficient to meet mandated state and federal quality of care standards.  The results of this study shall be reported to the Co-Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by December 1, 1998."

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)